axeman, No matter how rational, logical arguments you'll use, most religious people will still believe in these god stories... I have no idea what could change their minds. It's probably individual psychological issues. Incredible... for example, very intelligent person like darkhorse, who is a great writer and excellent contributor to many ET threads, believes in such illogical concept like Christianity. One more thing. Candle, buddhism shouldn't be counted as religion, IMO. There's no god in buddhism. Three big religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism all have their roots in the Middle East. Think about it, why there?